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Sound designer and sound effects editor Frank Edward Warner, who won an Oscar for his sound editing work on "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," died of natural causes in Sedona, Ariz., on Aug. 31. He was 85.
Born in Los Angeles, Warner originally planned to be an architect but WWII intervened. As a U.S. Marine, he was sent to China, where he worked for Armed Forces Radio. Later, in Los Angeles, he began his show business career by working at CBS Network Radio. He then moved on to television and film editing in 1952 at 20th Century Fox. In 1954 he went into independent television and feature films beginning with eight years at "Dragnet."
Warner said that "sound is …